New Hive Features
As the Hive race is continuing with development, two veteran players were invited to playtest the Perseus Hive before it goes public in two servers.
This Hive-Only update added more sound effects as well as weapon animations for their plasma wave and plasma launchers.
Also, proper stats info now included when you examine a Hive creature/ship:
Life: Equivalent to hull strength, when it goes to zero, the creature is destroyed.
Energy: Equivalent to engine power.
Mind: When it goes to zero, the creature is 'knocked out' temporarily and loses a round. The stronger the mind the less chance it will get stunned (some skills also improve the resistance to being stunned).
In addition a small update to Ma'Alaketh, high-end Captains' rankings:
Commodore is now Virtuous Advisor
Rear Admiral is now Luminous Advisor
Vice Admiral is now Grand Advisor
Fleet Admiral is now Prelate